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Why ‘Call the Midwife’ Makes Me Feel Jewish

Today on Jewcy: The show offers what Jewish TV has so little of—religion.

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May 08, 2018

The past few years have produced a relative explosion of media about Jewish women. Most notably, shows like Broad City and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend feature Jewish protagonists who use Yiddishisms and reference their Jewish mothers. Particular highlights include the episode of Broad City where Abby and Ilana (almost) go on a thinly veiled Birthright trip to Israel, and Patti LuPone as a rabbi exhorting Rachel Bloom’s character on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to “remember that we suffered.”

Gabriela Geselowitz is a writer and the former editor of

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